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Catfish Alley Blues Marker

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4th Street South and Main Street
Columbus, MS

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"Catfish Alley" deserves this Blues Trail marker for its legendary reputation as the epicenter of blues, jazz, and soul music in North Mississippi.  Located in the region that produced famed musicians like Howlin' Wolf and Big Joe Williams, Catfish Alley successfully attracted national music acts including B.B. King, Duke Ellington and Little Richard," Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour said.

 

"Catfish Alley" is a long-time center of African-American business and social life.  Some say the name originated after local fishermen brought their catches from the Tombigbee River to be sold and cooked on the street, with the aroma of catfish permeating the air.

 


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